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February 7, 2008
What is the meaning of the Asthma Vapineze sign on Fairfax in Los Angeles?
Been wondering about
, also seen
, for years. Googling only confirms what a mystery it is.
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That sign looks really old, like it dates from the 20's or 30's. I would guess there was something like a spa there once, where back before there were any real treatments for asthma, people who suffered from it could come and breath steam, likely with a mysterious secret blend of herbs and spices mixed in. That kind of quack treatment facility for otherwise-untreatable conditions was very common.
Steven C. Den Beste
on February 7, 2008
Henry Rollins track? | [insert funny microwave disaster reference here]
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